- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2011

AMES, IOWA (AP) - Iowa State observed a moment of silence before Friday night’s football game with No. 2 Oklahoma State to honor Cowboys women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant Miranda Serna and two others killed in a plane crash.

Budke, Serna, 82-year-old pilot Olin Branstetter and his 79-year-old wife, Paula, died Thursday when their single-engine plane crashed during a recruiting trip in Arkansas.

Oklahoma State spokesman Gavin Lang said the Cowboys didn’t display a remembrance of the victims on their uniforms because they didn’t have enough time to do so.

Cowboys football coach Mike Gundy said in a statement that the team is saddened by the deaths of Budke and Serna. Gundy said the school’s coaches are all very close and pull for each other.

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